Thursday, 17 May 2018


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1. Title: Accountant
Responsible to:Chief Commissioner
Location:Tanzania Girl Guides Association HQ
Key Working Relationships:National Secretary, Projects Manager, Finance Committee, Training Programme team and senior leaders of Tanzania Girl Guides Association.

About us:
Tanzania Girl Guides Association (TGGA) is a volunteer organization aiming at empowering girls and young women socially and economically through informal education.
TGGA is a Member Organization of World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) with more than 10millions members worldwide. Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting is the world’s only movement for every girl and any girl because we believe that each of them deserve to be the best they can be. Free to make what they want from the Movement, girls learn by doing, making friends and having fun. In safe, local spaces, girls develop the skills and attitudes to change themselves, their communities and our world. WAGGGS keeps the global Movement thriving, united and growing.
TGGA operates within the context of a volunteer led global charitable organization among 146 Member Organizations (MO).

Core Roles and Responsibilities

1. Financial management of TGGA;

Responsible for implementation of all TGGA routines and regulation in Financial Management Manual. Quality assurance of budgets, payments, accounting, facilitation of auditing as well as financial risk management. Internal training and active support of programme staff to reinforce capacity of financial management in programmes. Simplifying and improving routines within the borders of compliance and risk management.

II. Administrative systems and routines of TGGA;
Hereunder to be in charge of implementation of well-functioning support systems at the office in order to provide necessary and timely administrative support and procurement processes.
Ability to work independently with very minimal supervision, being proactive and dedication to work beyond normal hours when needed to do so.

III. Fundraising and compliance with donors’ financial and administrative requirements;
Hereunder responsible to participate in fundraising proposals writing and ensure high quality as well as timely accounting and reports to different donors. Understanding of funding portfolio, managing its size and risk. Hereunder also participating in pursuing new donors and securing strong trust with existing donors.

IV. Leadership;
Lead by example and empowering line management of finance and administration staff, ensure
human resource development of staff with capacity building and regular performance development review. Lead the finance and administration organization to deliver its services in a way that motivates and enables programme staff to extraordinary performance.

V. Follow-up of partners;
Responsible for the follow up of partners to improve their financial and administrative performance; hereunder capacity building, financial assessments of projects and monitoring.

VI. Participation in the strategic leadership of TGGA;
Through membership of the senior management team and line management of the finance and administration staff.

- Degree in Accounting or Finance or Diploma in accountancy from recognized learning institution.
- Holder of CPA/ACCA with more than 5 years post qualification experience.
- Broad experience within finance and administration management at a senior level, including supervisory experience
- Documented results from capacity building. Experience from partner- based work is an advantage.
- Experience in dealing with multi-currency accounting and she/he must have experience of using Quick book is a MUST
- Ability to manage complex reports and systems
Personal qualities
- Proven high level of integrity
- Structured, self-driven, energetic and result oriented
- Excellent communication, writing and cooperation skills
- Ability to take initiative, prioritize, delegate and work strategically
- Ability to inspire others and build their skills and capacity
- Ability to handle stress and heavy workloads, to manage complex processes and deliver on time
- Friendly, polite, good sense of humour
- The person employed must be loyal to TGGA organisational values and comfortable with working in a volunteering environment.

2. Title: National Secretary
Responsible to: Chief Commissioner
Location: Tanzania Girl Guides Association HQ
Key Working Relationships: Projects Manager, Accoutant, Training Programm team and senior leaders of Tanzania Girl Guides Association.

Qualifications and Experience Required:
1. University degree in business or public administration or any related field.
2. Master’s degree will be an added advantage.
3. Very proficient in Computer usage and office administration.
4. At least 5 years’ experience working in a senior administrative or executive secretarial position.
5. Experience in working with projects or donor funded organizations will be an added advantage; and
6. Knowledge of Tanzania Girl Guide Association and/or the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts and/or girl guiding will be an added advantage.

Required skills
1. Excellent communication skills with a proficiency in oral and written English and Swahili.

2. Good organizational skills; able to plan and organize themselves with little to no supervision; 3. Good and quick problem solving skills; able to adapt to a dynamic work environment; and
4. Loyal and attention to detail.
Job descriptions
1. Oversee and co-ordinate office administrative procedures evaluate and implement new procedures;
2. Establish work priorities, delegate work to office staff and ensure deadlines are met and procedures are followed.
3. Carry out administrative activities associated with the Tanzania Girl Guides Association.
4. Administer policies and procedures related to the release of records in processing requests under government access to information and privacy legislation.
5. Co-ordinate and plan for office services, such as accommodation, relocations, equipment, supplies, forms, disposal of assets, parking, maintenance and security services.
6. Assist in preparation of operating budget and maintain inventory and budgetary controls.
7. Assemble data and prepare periodic and special reports, manuals and correspondence.
8. Managing office supplies stock and placing orders.
9. Preparing regular financial and administrative reports.

10. Coordinate working effort in collaboration with the Chief Commissioner.

Interested applicants should not be more than 45 years old. Application deadline is noon 24th May 2018. Only successful candidates will be notified. All applications with your CVs should be submitted through the following email ONLY:-

Attractive salary will be offered.

Friday, 20 October 2017


Country Project Manager (Nutrition Programme)

Application deadline: 6th November 2017


Tanzania Girl Guides Association(TGGA) is searching for a country Project Manager(Nutrition Programme) who can develop and deliver the project in Tanzania. 
This role will lead to the development and delivery of the Nutrition Programme in Tanzania, ensuring the programme is adapted to the national context and the needs of Tanzania Girl Guides Association(TGGA). 
The role involves working closely with TGGA national leaders, local leaders, Girl Guides and WAGGGS programme staff.

For the full job description please go to;

All interested and qualified applicants for this position should download the recruitment pack and submit your covering letter and CV via our recruitment portal by going to Country project manager - WAGGGS website

Monday, 11 September 2017



We would like to welcome all girls between the ages of 18 to 24 (and all those who will still be 25 years old by September 2018) to apply for the Youth Exchange South to South (YESS) Girl’s Movement. This is a project for WAGGGS’ Member Organizations in Africa and Asia which gives young women (18-25 years) an opportunity of a six month international exchange experience. This opportunity aims to give them a platform to be change agents and make meaningful contribution to both their home and host countries.

Girls with the following requirements are encourages to apply;
  1. Tanzanian citizens between the ages of 18 and 24 years old (or just turned 25 years old) who are enrolled Girl Guides
  2. Free to commit to the project (including living outside the country) from January to September 2018
  3. Computer literate and able to communicate in English
  4. Possess good communication and interpersonal skills and able to work in a team
  5. Facilitation/training skills are desirable
  6. Report writing skills
  7. Ability to communicate in French is an added advantage

All applicants must obtain consent from their parents or guardians before applying.

Please send a duly filled application form and CV to 

Application forms can be downloaded at YESS application form

The deadline for sending the applications is on 25th September 2017, all successful applicants should expect to hear from us by 30th September 2017 for the interviews.

For any further information please contact or visit our facebook page YESS Girls Movement Tanzania

Monday, 29 May 2017


Tanzania Girl Guides Event on MHM was launching in one of the underached areas of Tanzania that is Lindi Region in districts of Lindi Rural and Mtama. The campaign was officiated by The Guest of honor was Mr. Thomas Safari. District Administrative Secretary (DAS)- Lindi
The campaign was officially launched on 26th may 2017 at Ilulu stadium where 6 schools attended with a total of 2165 girls. Tanzania Girl Guides Association collaborated with Government Offices to include Police Gender Desk, Education department, Private Schools in Lindi such as WAMA and also Paralegal Organizations.

The girls where well vested with knowledge on how to use different types of pads and taught them to make and use local pads The campaign was more practical than theoretical. The young girls also went ahead and formulated songs related to the menstrual hygiene management.
To commemorate this year’s Menstrual Hygiene Management Day is premised on the theme, “Yes Girls Can Be Proud of their Periods” and TGGA has organized awareness raising and empowerment activities targeting girls in 16 rural schools listed below and each school was given a box of pads to use during emergencies at school.
i) Mihogoni Primary School ii) Majengo Primary School iii) Nyangao Primary School, iv) Ng’awa Primary School v) Rahaleo Primary School vi) Mkundi Primary School vii) Stadium Primary School viii) Msingjali Primary School ix) Mteleni Primary School x) Mtama Secondary School xi) Nyangao Secondary School xii) Mkonge Secondary School xiii) Angaza Secondary School xiv) WAMA Secondary School xv) Kineng’ne Secondary School and xvi) Lindi Secondary School

After the YESS campaign launching, we went to Mtulani primary school where we planted trees. The trees where provided by the minimal director under the local government of lindi
Along side with MHM campaign, Tanzania Girl Guides Asscoaition is continuing to engage stakeholders on the need of preserving environment. In Lindi as MHM campaign was launched, community and stakeholders again, were reminded their duty to protect the environment and this was done by example when the Guest of Honour Mr. Thomas Safari. District Administrative Secretary (DAS) - Lindi and The Madam Secretay of TGGA Mwl Grace Shaba planted trees in a desinated are of Lindi to show continue campaign on Climate Change. The branding theme for the environment campign is “Green Tech campaign”.


Monday, 8 May 2017

Meet Helga Herman Mutasingwa our young leader who was in Our Cabana Mexico for four months as a volunteer there...

she arrived safe the previous night at the main airport Julius kambarage Nyerere Dar es salaam..still raising the TGGA flag and the National one as well...

she narrated the main things she could do in Mexico

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Elieshiupendo 23 years old young leader narrates on her journey in the Swiss, OUR CHALET

The journey to leading change and doing an environmental conservation project had begun when World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) and my association, Tanzania Girl Guide Association (TGGA) decided to send me as a representative for my association to the Helen Storrow seminar.
The Helen Storrow Seminar was held in Our Chalet, one of the WAGGGS world center, in Adelboden Switzerland whereby 24 girls from 21 countries with the same mindset discussed about the environmental problems and issues facing their countries and how to deal with each issue at both individual, community to national level through their MO.
I was among the 21 girls, from Tanzania under Tanzania Girl Guide Association and I had an opportunity to present concerning the waste disposal system in my country and waste management, how wastes affect not only the health of people but the economic sector as well. I together with other 20 girls came up with sustainable solutions that will not only benefit the city or nation but my association as well.
We had a total of 36 sessions, a few were in an enclosed room but almost all sessions were done in the outdoor. We got to explore the Swiss environment, nature and got a brief picture of what the Swiss government and its people are doing make sure that the environment is protected. We had discussions and participated in the Our Chalet’s environmental management daily chores.
We also had a day in the adventure park were each girl was challenged to face their fears and come out of their comfort zones by engaging in activities like zip sliding and walking on the rope as well as jumping from the bridge. It was big transformational day for me, as I did activities that helped me reflect on my life, my leadership journey and how much potential I have to change the world.
Our nights were occupied as well as our days. We had introduction to the swiss culture and I participated in the acting role of the famous Austrian Lord who imposed high tax to the Swiss peasants thus the rise of Swiss peasant war in 1653. We also had a movie night, international night, earth hour with camp fire and a “who wants to be WAGGGS millionaire” where we did a quiz competition about WAGGGS and other Member associations.

I am not the same after Helen Storrow Seminar;
It is true, through Helen Storrow Seminar, my perspective of how I view the world and people around me has changed. I have learned a lot not only about me, but also about others and their cultures, about our world as the global village and about WAGGS as well.

I also came to understand of my potential to change the world. I just need the right people, right place and right time.
Again, unless I am completely ready to move out of my comfort zone, I cannot see the change I want to see.

This trip has been door that has opened many other doors, a window to see through the world with another eye. Friendships were made, overcoming of fears, ideas were shared, and above all a new mindset and spirit was created. A truly transformational journey and experience for me. 

And for that, I am thankful to GOD, my family, my association, my university, my friends, WAGGGS, Our Chalet, fellow HSS17 participants, HSS17btrainers and all who made this journey transformational for me.

Tuesday, 25 October 2016


As said and we believe "ones a girl guide, always a girl guide." I am a Girl Guide medical student and this year's General Assembly for the Tanzania Medical Student Association had an invitation for me!
Guess what?.. The Theme for the GA was "Role of Medical Students in Gender Equality." Therefore, I was invited to present on what WAGGGS is doing on Gender Equality through it's various MO's across the 5 Regions in the World.

 It was a powerful experience having to explain to both male and female delegates the positive  impact that WAGGGS has been bringing to the World over the past 100+ years. 
The sharing opened more ways  which both genders can take actions in Advocacy, support and policy making in playing a role in reaching planet 50-50 by 2030. It also brought to reality that there are ways to be a member of the society and to contribute positively apart from being a Medical student, and this way for me is to be a Girl Guide. 
As a matter of fact being a Girl Guide and  Medical student has made me way better in many ways especially in teaching and giving me opportunities to get involved with  my society in a broad and diverse ways both social-economical and cultural aspects. All these aspects of the society affects the health sector in a complex way.